Tag: Michael Dougherty

‘Krampus’ director paints the holidays with fright

Krampus writer-director Michael Dougherty has long taken an interest in the delightfully dark and subversive.  From his breakout feature, 2007’s “Trick ’r Treat,” which began as a small release and has grown to attract a rabid cult following, to his unexpected research into the origins of the winter solstice, the filmmaker has discovered that the ...

‘Krampus’ featurette sheds light on Christmas demon

As the opening of its new horror thriller Krampus nears, Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released a new featurette which clues viewers in on the many variations of Krampus throughout the years and how writer/director Michael Dougherty plans to bring his vision to life in the new film. Learn about the legend and lore ...

LOOK: Scary creature intrudes in new ‘Krampus’ poster

Home invasion gets a “monstrous” twist as dark creature Krampus prepares to crash an unsuspecting house in the newly released poster for Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Krampus. A darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, revealing an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday, “Krampus” is directed by Michael Dougherty, and stars Adam Scott, ...